Quote Originally Posted by Master PO View Post
state militias dont get authority from the constitution, article 1 section 8 grants congress power, nothing of the states is granted a power by the constitution.
Well put.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of ...
Let us not forget, we are a "union" first and a collection of "states" secondarily. Which is in the vein of the "separation of powers". Which means what?

That states decide matters relevant uniquely to their "states" and NOT to the "nation" as a whole. And, when it comes to "individual rights", those rights are common and therefore apply to all citizens of the nation regardless of in which state they reside ...